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An Eerie Silence
  • Jan 19 2019
  • 19 Jan 2019

An Eerie Silence

As many of you know. I grew up in The Washington D.C. area. It was a great place to learn about antiques and collectibles. We […]

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES Q/A:  A Hardy Boys Book, a Lamp, a Pin, and a Demilune Bone Dish
  • Jan 19 2019
  • 19 Jan 2019

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES Q/A: A Hardy Boys Book, a Lamp, a Pin, and a Demilune Bone Dish

QUESTION:  Several years ago at a yard sale, I purchased a copy of “The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of Cabin Island” with its dust jacket.  […]

Amazing Iroquois Beaded Mats
  • Jan 19 2019
  • 19 Jan 2019

Amazing Iroquois Beaded Mats

Table mats have many purposes; they decorate the tops of dining tables, chests, stands, and the flat tops of other furniture. Some are made out […]

Take Some Time to Learn More About Clocks
  • Jan 12 2019
  • 12 Jan 2019

Take Some Time to Learn More About Clocks

History of the Clock With a presence spanning over 600 years, it is fair to regard the clock as one of the oldest human inventions. […]

My Recent Buy:  A New Piece to Enhance Linda’s Victorian Jewelry Type Collection
  • Jan 11 2019
  • 11 Jan 2019

My Recent Buy: A New Piece to Enhance Linda’s Victorian Jewelry Type Collection

“My Recent Buy” will be a regular feature in The Insider. What did you buy recently that brings a smile to your face? Share the […]

An Appraiser's Diary: Treasures in a Hidden Alcove
  • Jan 11 2019
  • 11 Jan 2019

An Appraiser’s Diary: Treasures in a Hidden Alcove

It had been a slow week, both online and off for the appraisal business. It was not all that surprising, after all, it was the […]

The Evolution of Old Glory: The 26 Star Flag of the United States
  • Jan 11 2019
  • 11 Jan 2019

The Evolution of Old Glory: The 26 Star Flag of the United States

Tom Carrier, our resident vexillologist, has worked tirelessly on the history behind the creation of each version of the American flag as our country grew […]

Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Jan 4 2019
  • 4 Jan 2019

Hidden in Plain Sight

In the appraisal business, I’m often asked what items with value go unnoticed the most often, and my answer is, “those hidden in plain sight.” […]

Crayons: Color Me Collectible
  • Jan 4 2019
  • 4 Jan 2019

Crayons: Color Me Collectible

Flamingo Pink, Fire Fly Yellow, Pink Pearl, Ruby Red, and Rust. Turns out that vibrant colors are collectible – especially if the colors are crayons. […]

Rinker on Collectibles:  What Is An Antique? – A 21st Century Definition
  • Jan 4 2019
  • 4 Jan 2019

Rinker on Collectibles: What Is An Antique? – A 21st Century Definition

   “What is an antique?” is a question I was asked a great deal in the twentieth century.  Only recently did I realize that I […]